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31 March, 2011


Hey gente,

Stephen Gros - puddin'
as I write this, alot has changed (all for the better I am hoping)!!!  But again, several constants still remain, the wifey, the friends and the WRITING/ POETRY!!!!

Teresa, lookin sexy!!!
MAN, there are tons of events in the works and lots work to get done, so lets move on with the updates!!!  Currently, I am working again with Stephen Gros  and Teresa Juarez as we have ventured off and created It is an exciting endeavour, this new thing of ours, so go take a look. We post on the latest happenings with articles, critiques, podcasts, reviews, and a monthly calendar that lists all the current events in the poetry world. Come get some.

Secondly, if you didn't know, please come check out First Fridays. Inprint hosts a poetry reading series the first friday of the month, and being that tomorrow is FRIDAY, APRIL 1st, you. Should. GO. I am. Come join me!!!! Readings begin 8:30pm . Inprint house is located at 1520 West Main
(two blocks south of The Menil Collection, one block east of Mandell) - admission is free!!!!  This month's featured reader is Dr. Robin Davidson, UHD Creative Writing Dept. and academic advisor to the Bayou Review. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Robert Clark -
In addition to that, SATURDAY, April 2nd is a big day!!!!  First off, if you are a day person (like my wifey) then, you should make it a point (to got bracket town and check out some NCAA action too at the GRB . . . if you must, BUT you better damn well show up at the book fest ) to come check out the Houston Indie Book Festival. The event will be help between 11 - 5pm , April 2nd right in front and around the Menil Museum. Please come by check it out!!!  I will be there reppin' Nuestra Palabra, along with a few friends from the BAYOU REVIEW, at the University of Houston-Downtown, and of course the Word Around Town!!!  We will have a table, so hope to see you there!!! THEN . . .

LATER on that evening, the WORD AROUND TOWN has decided to start a fist fight of sorts. Bring some friends and get ready for a rumble!!! After the Festival come experience the first ever Interstate Poetry Showdown brought to you by Word Around Town and the River Writers Group  of Baton Rouge. The show will consist of 3 poets from Houston, TX and 3 from Baton Rouge, LA in a contest of poetic skill and endurance the likes of which have never been seen!
Don’t miss the Interstate Poetry Showdown Saturday, April 2nd from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Avant Garden.The featured poets are Benjamin Lowenkron, Eric Elliott, and Vincent Cellucci from Baton Rouge and Stephen Gros, Teresa Juarez, and Me from Houston.

After the showcase will be an open mic so bring your poetry. Go to for more info!
For additional information, Contact:
Stephen Gros

So, what are you waiting for?!?!?  See you this weekend!!!!!

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